Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Adventure camp: New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center hosts an Adventure Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10-14 at the center, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. The camp for ages six to 12 includes indoor and outdoor activities, swimming, arts and crafts, movies, and a field trip to Celebration Station. $60 per child includes camp and field trip. Pre-registration is required. Call (727) 841-4560.

Super Natural Day Camp: Registration is open for Withlacoochee River Park's second annual Super Natural Day Camp, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10-14 at the park, 12249 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. Children ages eight through 12 can enjoy arts and crafts, hands-on activities, field trips, and wildlife encounters. The camp costs $25. Space is limited. Call to register, (352) 521-4182.

Cruise for a cause: Business and Professional Women of Florida hosts a Community Service Cruise from Nov. 8-11. The group sails from Port Canaveral and travels to Nassau, where they will participate in a community service project called Arm in Arm, in conjunction with the Zonta Club of Nassau. For information visit funseas.com/bpw.

Rec center deal: New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center is holding a summer membership drive. Those who buy a three-month membership between May 13 and June 8 save 20 percent on the regular price. Memberships include access to the swimming pools, adult fitness center, gymnasium, game room, and discounts on some classes. The center is located at 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 841-4560.

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